Living with Chronic Conditions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about chronic conditions.

What are the treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Often, fibromyalgia is best treated by a team of caregivers, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Your primary care physician, a physical therapist and other health care providers, such as a rheumatologist, might all need to work together to provide the best treatment, according to NIH. A pain clinic or a rheumatology clinic can be a good place to start seeking treatment.

The NIH also recommends the following to help ease the pain and fatigue felt by people with fibromyalgia:

  • Eating well
  • Exercising
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Making changes to work schedule or routine
  • Taking medicine as prescribed by your doctor

While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, finding ways to treat it can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life, according to the American College of RheumatologyOff Site Icon (ACR).

Talk to your doctor for more information about fibromyalgia treatment options that could work for you.

Learn more:

Source content: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Timothy Drehmer, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Pamela Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care

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